Disaster Preparedness and Response for Our Nation’s Military and Their Families

Our nation’s service men and women and their families have a proud tradition of understanding and responding to high-risk situations and environments. These situations en- compass war on foreign soil, global peacekeeping missions and duty in the face of national security risks and disasters on the home front.

The special knowledge, skills and behaviors involved in disaster preparedness and response are essential for meeting the military mission. Preparedness allows our active duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to continue to function, despite the disruptions that disasters may bring. Preparedness also builds resilience within the military families and communities in which service members live.

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